Happiness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "happiness" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Dalai Lama XIV
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

Fulton J. Sheen
“It takes three to make love, not two: you, your spouse, and God. Without God people only succeed in bringing out the worst in one another. Lovers who have nothing else to do but love each other soon find there is nothing else. Without a central loyalty life is unfinished.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

Anne Frank
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
Anne Frank

Milan Kundera
“And therein lies the whole of man's plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Gretchen Rubin
“The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It's more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. No one is careful of his feelings or tries to keep his spirits high. He seems self-sufficient; he becomes a cushion for others. And because happiness seems unforced, that person usually gets no credit.”
Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Stephen Richards
“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”
Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

Audrey Hepburn
“Happy girls are the prettiest”
Audrey Hepburn

Conan O'Brien
“All I ask is one thing, and I’m asking this particularly of young people: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism, for the record, it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
Conan O'Brien

Ray Bradbury
“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Joanne Harris
“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
Joanne Harris, Chocolat

“There are as many styles of beauty as there are visions of happiness.”
Stendhal, Love

Shannon Hale
“There you go...let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears.”
Shannon Hale, Princess Academy

Alexander McCall Smith
“It is sometimes easier to be happy if you don't know everything.”
Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls

My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has
“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Leo Tolstoy
“They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Steve Maraboli
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edmund Burke
“Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.”
Edmund Burke

Shannon L. Alder
“When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.”
Shannon L. Alder

Dave Ramsey
“We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.”
Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

Bob Marley
“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections”
Bob Marley

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. ”

Thomas Hardy
“Happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.”
Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

Françoise Sagan
“Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.”
Françoise Sagan

Dalai Lama XIV
“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Mark Twain
“Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.”
Mark Twain, Notebook

Gillian Flynn
“I don't understand the point of being together if you're not the happiest.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Jack Kerouac
“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there, with the Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the outer channel fluid belly waters. And if your cans are redhot and you can't hold them in your hands, just use good old railroad gloves, that's all.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

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